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SEAPA Hydro Power
Southeast Alaska Power Agency
 

Member Communities

SEAPA sells its generated power to three communities, referred to as member communities. The power generated is sold to the communities’ utilities as outlined in the Power Sales Agreement, at a whole sale power rate. The member communities, Ketchikan, Petersburg, and Wrangell, benefit from the power at both facilities through the Swan-Tyee Intertie.

Ketchikan

  • Located on Revillagigedo Island
  • Population: 13,729
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 153”
  • Economy: primarily based on commercial fishing, seafood processing, forest products, transportation, government, and tourism.
    • An average of 900,000 tourists visit Ketchikan yearly from cruise ships alone
  • Power (Based on Fiscal Year 2012 figures)
    • Most houses primarily use oil to heat, transferring houses from oil to electric will drive electric customer growth
    • Has primary use of Swan Lake hydro facility and secondary use of Tyee Hydro facility, after Petersburg and Wrangell
    • 7443 metered services
    • 164,713.929 mWh were consumed by Ketchikan customers
    • 97,804 mWh were produced by Swan Lake Hydro Facility
    • 105,185 mWh were produced by Tyee Hydro Facility
 
 
 

Petersburg

  • Located on Mitkof Island
  • Population: 3,216
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 110”
  • Economy: Primarily based on commercial fishing and seafood processing
  • Power:
    • Petersburg has primary use of power generated at the Tyee Hydro Facility along with Wrangell. Petersburg and Wrangell also have secondary use of power generated at Swan Lake after Ketchikan’s use.
    • 2012 electric meters
    • Consumed 50,582.492 mWh
    • ¬†97,804 mWh were produced by Swan Lake Hydro Facility (calendar year 2012)
    • 105,185 mWh were produced by Tyee Hydro Facility
 
 
 

Wrangell

  • Located at the Northern tip of Wrangell Island
  • Population: 2,456
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 79”
  • Economy: Primarily based on timber and forest products, fishing, seafood processing, and tourism
  • Power (based on fiscal year 2012 figures)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
    • 1979 meters
    • Consumed 37,594.1 mWh
    • 97,804 mWh were produced by Swan Lake Hydro Facility (calendar year 2012)
    • 105,185 mWh were produced by Tyee Hydro Facility